Julie Ingram and Lisa Lobry de Bruyn (University of New England) are guest editors of a special edition of the journal Soil Use and Management, featuring a number of papers with that are authored by CCRI researchers.
2019 has started well for PhD student Kamilla Skaalsveen, with the publication of her first article which reviewed existing literature on the effects of farming practices on water quality and retention.
For the past five years, the RECARE project has been working with stakeholders across Europe to develop a new way of saving the soil. As the project ends, it is presenting the accumulated learning from its research to policymakers in the cities, regions and nations of Europe as well as international bodies.
The urgency of this mission is underscored by recent UN reports highlighting the role that agriculture plays in climate change and how sustainable agriculture is going to be necessary to secure food production as well as liveable landscapes under climatic change.
As the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation uses World Soil Day to raise awareness about soil health, it may come as little surprise to find out that soil doesn’t just impact our food supplies, it also helps clean water and lower risks of floods and droughts. More surprising is the SoilCare team’s efforts to treat profitability for farmers as a central priority – a consideration many research projects on environmental health overlook.
Chris Short is lead author on a newly published paper linked to his work on Natural Flood Management in the Stroud valleys.
Jane Mills attended a Work Package leaders meeting for the SoilCare project at the Milieu offices in Brussels on 14th and 15th November.
Later this week, the final RECARE conference will be taking place in Brussels. Over the last five years, the project has been the focus for three researchers within CCRI. One of these, Matt Reed reflects on RECARE, prior to its culmination.
The RECARE project has issued a media release in the lead-up to the final conference, which takes place in Brussels on the 27th of September in Brussels, where the research team are coming together with policymakers and influencers to discuss how RECARE results can influence the design of future European policies on soil protection
Jane Mills and Julie Ingram attended the 3rd plenary meeting of the SoilCare project between 28th May and 1st June at the Legoland Conference Centre in Billund, Denmark, hosted by two SoilCare partners, AgroIntelli and Aarhus University.
Jane Mills and Matt Reed attended the penultimate RECARE annual meeting to discuss project progress and activities for the final six months of the project.